Masters degrees in Geohazards equip postgraduates with the skills to predict, monitor and manage hazardous environmental effects and natural disasters.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Geomatics and Geophysical Hazards. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Environmental Science.
Postgraduate study of Geological Hazards trains you to assess the risk and occurrence of extreme and catastrophic natural geological events such as landslips, earthquakes, floods, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis. Specialisations include seismology (the assessment of the frequency and magnitude of triggers and events), meteorology, volcanology and hydrogeological hazards.
Training typically includes modelling environmental processes through geomatic techniques such as GIS (geographic information systems), and geovisualisation methods such as topography. It may also include an analysis of the pollution of soils and water, or rates of ocean acidification and atmospheric climate change.
Careers may include roles in service industries such as insurance and utilities companies, disaster management for civil protection agencies and government organisations, and NGOs related to humanitarian aid and development. They may also include hazard assessment and consultancy for private firms and developers.